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Lecture: American Dunkirk

February 22, 2018 @ 7:00 PM EST

American Dunkirk

Presented by Tricia Wachtendorf and James Kendra

Tickets are required for all evening lectures.
General admission tickets are $5 each.
Mariners’ Museum Member Tickets are FREE.

Lecture begins at 7:00 PM

Read more about our lectures here…

When the terrorist attacks struck New York City on September 11, 2001, boat operators and waterfront workers quickly realized they had the skills, the equipment, and the opportunity to take definite, immediate action in responding to the most significant destructive event in the United States in decades. For many of them, they were “doing what needed to be done.” American Dunkirk shows how people, many of whom were volunteers, mobilized rescue efforts in various improvised and spontaneous ways. James Kendra and Tricia Wachtendorf explore how people pull together to respond to and recover from catastrophic events.

American Dunkirk book cover

“American Dunkirk: The Waterborne Evacuation of Manhattan on 9/11” book cover

Photo of James Kendra

James Kendra

Photo of Tricia Wachtendorf

Tricia Wachtendorf

James Kendra and Tricia Wachtendorf are professors at the University of Delaware and directors of the Disaster Research Center.


February 22, 2018
7:00 PM EST


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